Hock Blade for Stanley Spokeshave

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cpowell

Chuck
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I picked up one of these on Jan 16

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2000576/42/Spokeshave-Blade--2-18.aspx

yesterday I hit the back and bevel with a Norton 8K, maybe 10 passes each, then made 10-12 passes on the bevel using mdf with honing compound, and put it in one of these newer Stanley 151s. I gave $15 delivered for the shave new and have used it for a few months now..

http://www.stanleytools.com/default...UCT&PARTNUMBER=12-151&SDesc=Spokeshave+-+Flat

There is just no comparing the performance of the Stanley shave with the stock blade to the Hock. The chatter I had with heavier cuts using the stock Stanley blade disappeared with the Hock iron. Gone. :cool:

The Stanley was about .066" thick, the Hock about .095" thick. :cool: :cool:

The back was fairly flat but was not polished. The bevel was coarser ground than the back. After a few passes on the stone and mdf touchup the blade would shave cleanly.

I have gotten in the habit of just honing to razor sharp edge on the newer premium blades from LN, LV or Hock. Since I touch up so frequently the shave iron bevel will be polished by the time I finish a chair.

I know, no pics...but believe me, the blade makes the 151 a much higher quality tool.

I tried long grain and end grain, thin and heavy cuts. Nothing but butter. Man I'm gonna like shaving even more now.


Chuck
 

ptt49er

Phillip
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Sweet!

Where'd you find the spokeshave?

It's amazing to see what quality steel can do for the usefulness of a tool!
 

Splint Eastwood

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Matt
Thanks for the blade review!

Heard they were nice, but never got firsthand info.

I know they make for other planes as well. #4, 5, 6, etc.....

As well as for block planes.


Will keep in mind when the chatter gets to me!

or, need better shave!:gar-Bi

M
 
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